Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I Promised Myself...

I promised myself when I started this blog that there was no allowing for trying to be something I am not. So that includes writing about things that could be potentially embarrassing. That being said, I should let you know about a movie I watched on Hallmark channel. My mother called me to tell me to Tivo this movie a couple of months ago. In my need to clean off my Tivo, I sat down to watch it this weekend. The name of the movie was Straight from the Heart, starring Teri Polo (Meet the Parents) and Andrew McCarthy (what 80s movie was he NOT in)?

Let's start by reminding you that my mother is a 63 year old single woman, who spends most of her time doing crossword puzzles, playing scrabble, and knitting while watching cheesy Lifetime movies. She abhorred the movie Juno, which I loved, saying it was disrespectful and rude. That being said, I can see why she liked this movie. It is romantic and sweet, doesn't have any sex scenes and avoids much harsh language. It might be good if you read it as a book. It reminded me a bit of Nora Roberts books.

But in my opinion, the level of cheese was too high for me to enjoy it. My husband actually watched it with me (which was a shock) and we laughed through most of it because it was so predictable. But it was also like a bad accident, we had to watch it through the end. So I recommend this to conservative women in their 60s and I will not tease them for enjoying it. But I did not.

Other movies I watched this weekend:
-Death at a Funeral - Not the best British comedy when compared with Bridget Jones' Diary or Four Weddings & a Funeral, but chock full of dumb laughs. My husband and I laughed until we cried at the ridiculous high-jinks at this funeral.

-Sydney White - Cute but not great. Parts felt forced to fit the Snow White story. But I really like Amanda Bynes, and it was good to see the guy from Jack & Bobby getting some work. And he is cute! Also good to see that Buffy's Jonathan, aka Danny Strong, finds steady work too! I enjoyed it, but would have liked it more if Sean weren't making fun of it the whole time...

3 comments:

Julie said...

greeaaaat! i recommended juno to mom because i thought she'd like that it was pro-life. oops! i forgot she doesn't do smartass.

Linz McC said...

OOPS! Shhh.. DTM :)

Vance said...

OMG. I forgot I need to watch Sydney White. love Matt Long. Love Amanda Bynes. Figure its not brilliant but whatev...